Just over a week ago, we wrote a blog post about how we have suffered yet again a hard drive failure and we were working on getting its replacement in.
Read that blog post here
The replacement drive is here and is now operational! Restoring the drive was no easy task and it took a fair few hours to get its backups, such as music, jingles and voice overs, but everything has now been restored and we are ready for broadcasting Now That’s What I Call Music Volume 10 on the 16th October
The New Drive
The new drive is a Buffalo DriveStation Combo 2TB eSATA/USB-2.0/Firewire External Hard Drive, after we originally thought our streaming machine took FireWire, we were very wrong, after looking at the port and the writing above it, we noticed that the port was actually a eSATA port which was very exciting to hear.
eSATA allows you to transfer files to the hard drive at super hyper speeds, which for us is perfect as we do music streaming from the device, according to the manual, it allows transfers up to 15000MBPS (Mega Bits Per Second) which is allot faster than Firewire and USB.
The drive is a solid state hard drive with 2TB of space, its plenty for our music library, the new drive has also been networked so we can access the drive to update the library from any machine on the network and without there being any disruption from disconnecting the drive or connecting any USB sticks or Hard Drives for music transfers.
Overall, we are very pleased with this drive and its going to be in good use for the next few years. (Hopefully)
For more information on the drive including its full spec and where to buy, go to http://rcdr.me/1bePQzX